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Jeff Ambrose, S.E., P.E.

President / Principal
Jeff has 25 years of experience in the world of commercial construction, engineering and design. He has always been keenly interested in blending analytical solutions with aesthetically creative ideas. His attention and energy is focused on creating structural systems that work, and add to the aesthetic quality of the project.

Jeff obtained his formal education at the University of Utah and obtained degrees of Bachelor of Science – Civil Engineering, followed by his Master of Engineering – Structural Engineering with added emphasis from David Eccles School of Business in the Executive MBA Program.

Professional Licensure:
Jeff is currently licensed to practice as a Professional Structural Engineer and/or Professional Engineer in the following states: Utah, Wyoming, Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, Idaho, Oklahoma, Michigan, Wisconsin, Ohio, Kentucky and the District of Columbia.

Personal Points:
Jeff sincerely enjoys seeing his clients be successful on a project, and works hard towards that goal.  Outside work he has a passion and deep reverence for the Rocky Mountains and loves all things wild. He is an avid adventurer, paraglider pilot, and nature photographer and has traveled across the globe in pursuit of many unique adventures.

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“I have been fortunate enough to witness Jeff’s professional development including his experience in both the construction and engineering disciplines. We can always count on Jeff to review issues and return his recommendation quickly. Given his construction background Jeff understands the balance of cost, constructability and engineering needs.”  -SIRQ Construction


Jake Resume

Jake Merkley, P.E.



Jake has over 15 years experience in structural detailing, engineering and design. Jake understands that a successful project is achieved when collaborative efforts are made to work as a team, while meeting the critical success factors of the project.He continually aspires to establish and build professional relationships with his clients that extend well beyond the project timeline.

Jake began his studies at Brigham Young University where he obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering.  In an effort to expand his knowledge and educational diversity he received a Master of Science – Civil Engineering degree from Clemson University with a specialized emphasis in Structural Engineering.

Professional Licensure:
Jake is currently licensed to practice as a Professional Engineer in Utah, Maryland, and California.

Personal Points:
Outside of the office Jake enjoys spending time with his family hiking in the mountains and nearby National Parks, or watching his kids play sports.  He is an avid sports enthusiast and enjoys playing golf, tennis, baseball, and waterskiing.

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“I have used Structural Design Studio for years, they are my go to structural engineers.  Their designs are solid and they work quickly.”  -ARUP Laboratories


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Allison Ambrose, B.S.

Marketing Director / Office Manager


Allison has been working for Structural Design Studio, Inc. for nearly 8 years as Office Manager and recently has taken on the role of Marketing Director.  Her infectious smile and attention to detail keeps the office staff happy and running like a well oiled machine.

Allison obtained her formal education at the University of Utah and obtained degrees of Bachelor of Science – Exercise & Sport Science.

Personal Points:
Allison enjoys getting to know our clients and does her best to get to know each one.  Outside work she is a mother of twins and spends what little free time she has outside mountain biking or running.

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To contact us for future projects, inquiries, and/or career opportunities.  Use the form below, give us a call, or just stop by.

Salt Lake City, Utah

2225 East Murray Holladay Rd., Suite 110
Salt Lake City, UT 84117

Phone:  801.274.3950

Office Hours:
Monday – Thursday: 8 am to 5 pm
Friday: 8 am to 12pm